Walk through Antelope Canyon & visit Horseshoe Bend (video incl.)

Antelope Canyon USA road trip

Antelope Canyon is probably one of the most impressive and beautiful places I’ve ever visited. I booked a tour near Page next to the State Highway 98. There you can find Navajo guides who will take you to the slot canyon in a truck, driving through the desert (eating sand). When you arrive you see a big crack in the rock formations in front of you, which is the entrance to Upper Antelope Canyon.

There were quite some people because I visited this place in July. But the tour guide takes time so every group gets the chance to take beautiful pictures. They even show you the right angles and where to take nice photographs.

I really loved Antelope Canyon. The colors in the canyon are amazing and vary constantly depending on the sun and the clouds from orange, brown, blue,… Every step you take will show you new forms, colors, and don’t forget to look up! (but watch out for the sand falling down)Walking through the slot canyon reminded me of the movie “123 hours” where a guy gets stuck in a slot canyon and almost drowns. Antelope Canyon is formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. When you walk there you can hardly imagine floods there because it’s very dry and sandy.

After visiting Antelope Canyon I drove to the Horseshoe Bend, also near Page, next to Hwy 89. It takes a short but very tiring walk (because of the heat) to get there from the parking lot, but it is so worth to do it! The view is fantastic! Make sure to bring water!

Here’s a video showing Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and our first sight of Grand Canyon!

 

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2 thoughts on “Walk through Antelope Canyon & visit Horseshoe Bend (video incl.)

  1. Hoi Joëlle,

    Wat een leuke site heb je! Ik heb er veel aan gehad bij het plannen van mijn eigen reis naar hetzelfde deel van Amerika, komende augustus. Ik ga samen met mijn dochter en jouw tips hebben goed geholpen met de tijdsplanning.
    Mijn vraag is, op welk tijdstip van de dag heb jij de tour naar Antelope Canyon gedaan? Ik zie dat midden op de dag wordt aangeraden vanwege de lichtval in de canyon, maar dat is gelijk ook weer een meer kostbare tourprijs. Heb jij advies?

    1. Hi Sandra,

      I’m going to reply in English so everyone can understand;
      I did the Antelope Canyon tour on my way from Bryce Canyon to Monument Valley so I guess we passed there around 11 am.
      Thanks for your nice comment!
      Don’t forget to spread the word about World Wanderista! 😉
      cheers!
      Joëlle

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